ID the scope of your organizing project

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The first step to any project is clearly identifying the scope of the project. Specifying what your aims are as a closed project will help you to know when it is complete. However, you don’t need to drill down into the details as you’re outlining your project.    “Getting organized” is not specific enough. Equally, a list a mile long with specific instructions such as “Create 43 hanging folders, each labelled with 3.5 inch tabs with 20 point Arial font with the following labels… and filing all the loose paperwork into those folders, being sure to purge any utility...

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How to start a project when it seems overwhelming

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One of the biggest concerns people have when they start an organizing project is where to start. We call it the domino effect.     There are some clothes in the home office that need to go to the bedroom closet, but the closet is stuffed, so we’d need to make some space in there to put the clothes away. There’s some sporting equipment in the closet that really should go in the garage, but there’s no room in the garage unless we put the bulk supplies in the pantry. But the pantry had a few boxes of paperwork that...

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How to make big goals happen

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So you’ve got a big goal this year. Congratulations!   So, you’re in one of two places. You’re excited, you’ve already taken some action, things are rolling. You’re stopped. Suddenly you’re afraid of failing, overwhelmed, don’t know where to start. You’re about to decide that you didn’t really want that big goal anyway.   How do you go from being in category 2 into category 1?   People who achieve their goals are masters of breaking down a huge project into manageable steps, whether they do it consciously or not. If you’re in category 2, you need to do...

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The business of business: Know your Metrics

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Last week when you set your goals, you made them measurable. (How else can you know if you’ve achieved them or not?) Most goals have several actions that will lead to the successful outcome. We could put it like this:   Action1 + Action2 + Action3 = Result   For instance, perhaps you have a goal for a certain amount of income per month. Let’s take a simple example; a coach wants to make $40,000 per month. In order to do that, let’s say they need 32 clients a month. Their client load has 20 ongoing clients per month, so...

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Setting a household budget for the year

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Okay, so you set some new goals last week. Can you do them? Are they realistic? An important question to think about is do you have enough time and money to do what you want to do?   Here are some guidelines that will help with financial budgeting: Live within your means. Save first, spend afterward. Invest wisely – know how your dollars are being put to work – they might as well be doing something good in the world. Know how much you spend on necessities vs. discretionary items.  Plan for everyday expenses and one-off expenses as well...

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Your company has a vision, now what…

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Once you have a vision for your company, giving you a long term view into the future, it’s time to set some goals, milestones and next action steps.   Let’s start by looking at how these all fit together. Think of your vision as the view of Earth from space. You see the whole thing, but without any details. Next, your goals, are like flying in a commercial airplane at 35,000 feet. You see the general lay of the land and still see the horizon, but still not many details. Your milestones are like flying in a two-seater plane...

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